SEATTLE (May 23, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Ryan Hammond as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s Seattle office, effective May 23.
“Ryan has played a central role in the growth of our Seattle office,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. “We are confident in his capabilities and look forward to him taking the reins to further advance Littler’s position throughout Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region.”
Hammond represents management in proceedings and unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in employment discrimination and wage and hour litigation, including class actions. Additionally, Hammond advises employers in noncompetition, nonsolicitation and trade secret matters. He conducts management training on a variety of labor and employment law topics.
“I am excited about the opportunity to lead a great team of attorneys and staff here in Seattle,” said Hammond. “Littler has maintained a strong reputation in the local market for more than 20 years, and I look forward to capitalizing on that reputation and the strength of our attorneys as we continue to deliver world-class labor and employment legal services.”
Hammond is a member of the American Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Defense Research Institute. He has been named by The Best Lawyers in America© for the past two years. Hammond earned his J.D. from the Williamette University College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Washington.
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